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of a slur. that's not the name of the program. i know oftentimes as pundits, we use it loosely, but some people feel that's a negative term, even a pejorative term, and he was booed. he was actually applauded when he first came out. he got some other rounds of applause, because the -- and these are the very black leaders he claimed to have talked to on fox tonight. he brought about 20 black republicans with him into the room, and they kind of served as applauders for his applause lines. it was bizarre. i think a term you used was weird. he made several of the statements that were really strange. he even made other statements that many of us thought were disrespectful. for example, he talked about preserving traditional marriage, to an organization that most recently, this is the oldest civil rights organization in the country, most recently just endorsed marriage equality. he made a big pitch for charter schools to an organization where there's really no consensus about that. there are a lot of communities, especially in new york, the new york state conference and the naacp is dealing wi
for being with us tonight. have a good one. >>> what was the big surprise when mitt romney spoke to the naacp today? he only got booed three times. >> mitt romney dreams the impossible dream. >> mitt romney went in search of something he had not looked for before. >> if you want a president who will make things better in the african-american community, you are looking at him. >> the african-american vote. >> mission impossible. >> more than 90% of african-americans support the president. >> a high-stakes appearance for moim mitt romney today at the naacp. >> mitt romney and the naacp. >> i do love that music. i have to tell you. i do love listening to that organ music. >> romney just never connected to his audience. >> things went smoothly until he decided to take on the president's health care plan. >> i'm going to eliminate every nonessential expensive program i can find. >> the crowd shouted him down with boos. >> that includes obama care, and i'm going to work to reform and save -- [ audience booing ] >> he is the worst republican in the country. >> all of us saying that rick
with lawrence o'donnell." thanks for being with us. >> mitt romney has told more lies than any presidential campaigner i've ever seen, and he's been caught at more lies than any presidential campaigner i've seen, including another big one today. so what did romney decide to do after one of his biggest lies got exposed? he calls president obama a liar. and so tonight, this entire program, every word of "the last word" will be about the lies of mitt romney. oh, and have i mentioned that his first name isn't really mitt? >> i believe this election will come down to character, conviction, and vision. >> the obama campaign isn't giving up on its narrative that governor romney is a secretive rich guy. >> "the boston globe" is reporting today -- >> new claims over mitt romney's record. >> following up on reporting. >> romney did not leave bain capital when he said. >> was he legally liable for jobs sent overseas? >> team romney denying a report in "the boston globe." >> governor romney will have to defend what he did at bain. >> he's going to have to face up to this. >> i believe this election wil
on the cayman islands. so what is it mitt romney doesn't want us to know? maybe it's in the tax returns he refuses to share, or the felony he might have commitmented by making false statements about his role at bain. we understand, mitt, sometimes the truth is tricky. tricky mitt. he's not a crook, right? political action is responsible for the content of this advertisement. >> that ad will start running tomorrow in ohio, where mitt romney is scheduled to the campaign. romney campaigned today in pittsburgh, where he tried to do a donald trump impression without ever actually using the words, "birth certificate." >> in the past, people of both parties understood that encouraging achievement, encouraging success, encouraging people to lift themselves as high as they can, encouraging entrepreneurs, celebrating success instead of attacking it and denigrating makes america strong. that's the right course for this country. his course is extraordinarily foreign. >> while romney was visiting pittsburgh, celebrating his success, team obama chose to introduce a new television ad on pittsb
't manage them. i don't even know where they are. that trustee follows all u.s. laws, all the taxes are paid, as appropriate. all of them have been reported to the government. there's nothing hidden there. there's nothing -- if, for instance, you owned shares in let's say renault or in fiat, you still had to pay taxes, you still have to disclose that in the united states. >> the president campaigned in iowa today, which he won in 2008 by ten points, but is now running tied with mitt romney in the polls. mitt romney campaigned in colorado, which president obama won in 2008 by eight points and where president obama now has a lead over mitt romney in the polls, 49 to 42%. and with just 119 days until the election, a new "washington post" national poll finds the two candidates tied at 47. and a new reuters poll has the president leading mitt romney by six points, 49 to 43. it seems the romney campaign has decided he cannot win, running as a republican, so he is now trying to appeal to independent voters by running as a new democrat. a bill clinton democrat. >> bill clinton called himself a new d
" just revealed that romney's companies were pioneers of shipping u.s. jobs overseas. investing in firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by american workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like china and india. does virginia want an outsourcer in chief in the white house? >> mitt romney, who gleefully sends his money offshore to the kaman islands claims he would never send jobs offshore. had nothing to do with sending jobs offshore because he was no longer at bain when they became the pioneers of outsourcing. the proud pioneers of outsourcing. and today, the romney campaign decided to fight the obama campaign charges of outsourcing with an ad. >> i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> when a president doesn't tell the truth, how can we trust him to lead? the obama outsourcing attacks, misleading, unfair and untrue. there was no evidence that mitt romney shipped jobs overseas. candidate obama lied about hillary clinton. >> so shame on you, barack obama. >> but america expects more from a president. obama's dishonest campaign, another reason america has lost confid
. but that the republican party has aligned itself with the rush interpretation of, hey, you never need context, just use any words you want at any time. >>, grab anything you can possibly use in a political context, no matter if it's what he actually said, no matter if he was quoting john mccain, it really doesn't matter if it benefits us political. i mean, that's the mentality. and the thing that i think is strange here is the concept that we benefit as a nation from our institutions, from our infrastructure, from having an education system. that's not a particularly controversial concept. but i feel like republicans have taken a sort of basic understanding that we used to have in this country about the fact that those things are good, about the fact that when we pledge, when we decide to spend money and we have to increase the debt ceiling, that's what we're going to do. about the fact that, yes, we should have a department of education. they've taken all those things that we used to kind of have a common understanding about, and said, you know, we don't agree with that, and just sort of thrown out th
as it turns out. and one more time, do not try this coal walking thing at home. that does it for us tonight. now it is time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell". >>> once again, an american massacred as many people as possible for, among other reasons, to get attention. and he got the attention he wanted. but he won't be getting it from me. >> there was a brief suspension of politics, but no more. >> both campaigns are back in full swing. >> mitt romney, back on the campaign trail. the president back on the campaign trail. >> we know that mitt romney is going on a big foreign trip overseas. >> mitt's going abroad, right? >> setting off this week on his first foreign trip. >> how's that going to go? >> mitt romney's focusing on three countries. >> he starts in london, he starts in the olympics. >> but then he's going on to israel and poland. >> israel and poland have very conservative governments. >> i was a severely conservative republican governor. >> he is afraid of offending the right-wing base of the republican party. >> do i believe supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? yes
his company received a u.s. small business administration loan totaling somewhere south of $500,000 in the late 1980s. he said his business has also received matching funds from the new england trade adjustment assistance center, which is federally funded. a new report out today reveals even more secrecy surrounding the romney candidacy. mitt romney likes to remind voters that he presided over the 2002 olympic games, some time before the 2012 election, the university of utah will release records from those games. but, unfortunately, those records will not be complete. some of the documents that may have shed the most light on romney's stewardship of the games were likely destroyed by salt lake olympic officials. abc news has learned the archivists involved in preparing the documents for public review told abc news that financial documents, contracts, appointment calendars, e-mails, and correspondence are likely not included in the 1,100 boxes of olympic records and will not be part of the collection that will ultimately be made public. obama campaign strategist david axelrod twe
peasy bit of u.s. foreign relations. how will he deal with china? a correspondent for "the telegraph" writes, mitt romney is perhaps the only politician who could start a trip that was supposed to be a charm offensive by being utterly devoid of charm and mildly offensive. and lucy jones of "the telegraph" writes, mitt romney is wazzock. there's one thing romney could learn while he's in britain this week -- some manners. so what did mitt romney do to be called worse than sarah palin? first he said the london olympics might have some serious problems. >> you know, it's hard to know just how well it will turn out. there were a few things that were disconcerting. stories about the private security firm not having enough people. supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials. that obviously is not something which is encouraging. >> here is what one fox news romney supporter thought of that answer. >> what romney answered in that question is unbelievable. it's beyond human understanding. it's incomprehensible. i'm out of adjectives. all romney has to do is say nothing. it's like
. that does it for us tonight. you can check out my work at or follow me on twitter @ezraklein or on facebook at now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. >>> tonight, one of the presidential candidates stepped up to a microphone to address the problem of gun violence in america. guess which one. >> keep in mind, in politics, you have to endure a certain amount of spin. >> this is not your father's republican party. >> the president said that if you've got a business, crow didn't build it. >> i surely had to have misheard something. >> he did build this business. >> people omit entire sentences from a speech. >> they did build this business. >> taking my words about small business out of context -- >> i was so very disappointed to hear the words from president obama's roanoke speech. >> we have never had a july like this. >> there's no doubt that we've been tough. >> everybody does it. i understand that. that -- those are the games that are played. >> it's just different. >> potaboth candidates are bein hurt. >> mitt romney has used every
'all can cheat using this too, i don't care, i need to remind myself, and then being rewarded for it because it worked! for those of us who have been writing stuff on our bodies for years to remind ourselves of these things, this is a heartwarming thing and it is the best new thing in the world today. that does it for us tonight. we'll see you again tomorrow night. now it's time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." have a great night. >>> tonight, everyone who follows american politics anywhere in the world is wondering, will mitt romney ever sing again? >> i've released all of my tax returns. and i think that's the right way to go and that's what i would tell governor romney to do. >> mitt, we need for you to release your income tax. >> he should release the tax returns tomorrow. it's crazy. >> if something's going to come out, get it out in a hurry. >> you know, i don't know how many years i'll release. >> he did five interviews with every outlet. >> i'll take a look at the -- what our documents are. >> he didn't really address the questions about his tax returns. >>
of the weapons and ammunition that our most recent mass murderer used in that movie theater were obtained legally. completely legally. romney had more to say. >> and so we can sometimes hope that just changing the law will make all bad things go away. it won't. >> there is no one who believes that changing the law will make all bad things go away. every law is violated by someone. what we hope is that changing the law will make things better. make some bad things go away. not perfection, just make things better. if the romney standard for changing a law is that that law then must make all bad things go away to be successful, then we should have no laws. we should have no stop signs, because people go through stop signs sometimes. we should have no speed limits, because no one pays attention to those anyway. we should have no laws against murder, because thousands of people break that law every year. we have not seen, in the television age, a presidential candidate who more blithely says absolutely inane, meaningless sentences, as mitt romney does, every day, in virtually every answer, and every s
on mitt romney since 1994, when he ran for the u.s. senate against ted kennedy. democrats have made the attacks. there were attacks made by republicans in 2008 and of course by republicans in 2012, and now we're going around that again. >> steve, should he release the 23 years of tax returns that he handed over to the mccain campaign? >> look, i think one of the things that he's clearly thinking through, lawrence, is that when you are in a disclosure fight and you are forceded to change your position and to disclose something you didn't want to disclose, there's nobody standing there cheering for you saying, great job, attaboy, you know, that was the right, good thing to do. you know, what there is is there's more outrage, there's more calls for disclosure, and i think they've made the political calculus, their going to dig in here and they're going to try to pivot off of this and get back on to the president's economic record. but, you know, pretty clearly, the campaign has been steadfast that the public is not going to see more than two years' of tax returns. it will be very inter
. >>> that does it for us tonight. don't forget, you can check out my work at now it's time for "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell. >>> tonight, one of the presidential candidates stepped up to a microphone to address the problem of gun violence in america. guess which one. >> keep 234 find politics, you have to endure some sort of spin. >> this is not your father's republican party. >> i surely misheard something. >> people omit entire sentences from a speech. >> they did build this business. >> taking my words about small business out of context. >> i was very disappointed to hear the words from president obama's roanoke speech. >> there's no doubt we've been tough. >> everybody does it, i understand that. those are the games that are played. >> it's just different. >> both candidates are being heard. >> i was concerned when i saw the initial ad. >> mitt romney has taken every loophole in the book. >> mitt romney is the big government candidate. >> michele bachmann is a fool. >> the gun issue is a loser. >> i will continue to fight to reduce gun violence. >> i haven't heard an
. >> joining us is chris ball and steve cornaki. the idea that you get an anti-tax candidate running with a swiss bank account, with money in the cayman islands, it's never been this convenient for the democrats. it's always been a very awkward subject for the democratic candidate who is trying to be more responsible on taxation. romney makes this a sweet spot for the obama campaign. >> it's beautiful. when you add to that the hamptons fund-raisers this weekend and all of the wonderful quotes that came out of that and you ask the american people, okay, do you really want to finance a tax cut for these people? i think the answer bomes very clear. and the response that, oh, we need comprehensive tax reform, he just has in the republican party absolutely no credibility on seriously wanting comprehensive tax reform. do we really want to trust the guy who's got his money parked in the cayman islands to close tax loopholes for us? that doesn't make sense to me. >> let's listen to what mitch mcconnell said about the way he said this tax situation should be handled. >> we've got the fiscal c
aren't you giving it up? watch this space tomorrow. that does it for us tonight. we will see it again tomorrow night. now it's time for "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell. have a good one. >>> when is it good for a democratic presidential candidate to talk about income taxes? never. except when the republican candidate has swiss bank accounts, parks hundreds of millions of dollars offshore and pays less than the lowest income tax bracket. >> it's time to let the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans to expire. >> ready for another bruising showdown about tax fairness? >> tax bracketology. >> we don't need more top-down economics. >> the battle over the bush tax cuts is back. >> tax cuts. >> tax cuts for the wealthy. >> i'm not proposing anything radical here. >> mr. obama called for extending the tax cuts for people making less than $250,000. >> making less than $250,000 a year. will be another kick in the gut to the middle class in america. >> if you say so, mr. romney. >> we've tried it their way. it didn't work. >> i think it's about envy and class warfare. >> it's not class w
money that is? mitt, come on. if you're proud of your money, if it really is your pride and joy, show us a picture of it. show us a picture of your baby, you know, that picture we all take of our money every year. and send to the irs. joining me now, msnbc's alex wagner and chris hayes. item 15, if i was allowed one question to andrea saul, how much is in that swiss bank account? this thing where she decided to answer one question about the returns -- and by the way, she was answering a question about every one of the returns. because the question was, are there any returns where he pays zero taxes? and the answer to that is no, doesn't that just open this up to, we get to pick what questions we want to ask about which returns? endlessly for the next 110 days. >> that's the thing, lawrence. you get the sense, and we've heard that the center of this whole sort of storm, the eye of it is mitt romney, all decisions come back to him. you know, whether it's the republicans who are breaking ranks and or even the surrogates, mitt is the one doing a cost benefit analysis about whether or not he
provision, right? what they wanted was a state in which with eused incentives here and there. where we used the tax code and penalized and incentivized. that's what's become the mainstream of democratic policy as well. using the tax code, using insentives and penalties and now they're turning around as if this is some ridiculous notion. this is the model they created. >> you're distracting many e. i'm just reading about the tax reform act. it's one of my favorites. >> this thing, by the way, if you can work your way through what romney actually said, it's kind of sort of true in a constitutional way. we have 51 constitutions in this country. 50 state constitutions, one, you know, federal. and some of these state tunes like massachusetts provide in the constitution very broad power for the state legislation to enact things in the general welfare and they don't need the massachusetts constitutional power to tax to ground it, or they don't even have a commerce clause, obviously. and so, i mean, there's a law school class in which there's a point to be made. he's trying to make. but i an, you c
of barack obama's youthful drug use after he revealed it himself in his book, "dreams from my father." the democratic national committee added to the pressure on romney's tax returns today with this ad. the dancing horse in the ad is, of course, owned by mitt romney, and as reported here, previously, is listed on romney's tax returns as a $77,000 tax deduction. >> governor, will you release your income tax record? >> if that's been the tradition, and i'm not opposed to doing that, time will tell, but i anticipate that most likely i'm going to get asked to do that around the april time period, and i'll keep that open. >> why do you have a swiss bank account? and what do you say to american people who asked about that? >> the money that i have is managed by a blind trust. i don't manage the money that i have. >> today, the romney campaign released this spanish language ad. [ speaking foreign language ] >> so there's team romney thinking they can pick up latino voters by sending craig romney out to say, my grandfather, george, was born in mexico. why don't they tell the rest of the hear
it for us tonight. we'll see you again tomorrow night. now it's time for "the last word with lawrence o'donnell." thanks for being with us. >>> mitt romney has decided that he can't win by campaigning against president obama's record in the white house, so now romney wants to campaign against barack obama's record in high school. >> remember when romney used to talk about the president as a nice guy? >> i think he's a nice person, i just don't think we can afford him any longer. >> well, not anymore. >> he tries to divide america. >> his course is extraordinarily foreign. >> the romney campaign is escalating their attacks against president obama. >> they're now going personal and defamatory. >> the only way he can win is by fighting. >> you can't sit in the corner and, you know, pull your blanky over your head and suck your thumb. >> seriously, what's wrong with his campaign? >> he is still taking a pounding. >> the grand old wagon circle is beginning to fall apart. >> the pressure on mitt romney to release more of his tax returns is intensifying. >> governor romney does not want to rel
the 13.9%? >> i've tried to raise the issue. >> i'm happy to go back and look. >> you'd look for us? >> i haven't calculated that. i don't pay more than are legally due. only what the tax code requires. >> i think he's going to release another year. >> romney has found himself on the defensive during the first two stops of his foreign tour. >> he hasn't laid out a foreign policy vision that is hugely different. >> did romney give israel the green light to bomb iran? >> palestinian leaders are slamming republican presidential hopeful mitt romney. >> the gaffe is really a politician accidentally telling the truth. >> i just got a copy of the "newsweek" cover. >> "newsweek" was accusing him of being a wimp. >> has anyone ever called you a wimp before? >> i don't recall that, no. >> if we don't run chris christie, romney will be the nominee and we'll lose. >>> mitt romney got in more tax trouble in israel while his campaign continued to peddle a lie in a dozen battleground states. this morning, the romney campaign released another ad based on that lie. >> he was trying to say, hey, you didn't
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